Apple Pie – Whispering Canyon Café – Wilderness Lodge
Here is the recipe for America’s favorite pie with our recipe from Whispering Canyon Café at Disney’s Wilderness Lodge. Their version is layered with tart Granny Smith apples and has a cake-like top crust that is simply delicious.
For Pie Crust
Combine butter, shortening, flour, sugar, and salt in bowl of electric mixer fitted with a paddle attachment. Mix at medium speed until crumbly.
Add milk and mix until incorporated.
Wrap dough in plastic wrap and rest in refrigerator for 30 minutes.
Roll to 1/4-inch thickness and place in 9-inch pie plate.
Bring water to simmer in large pot.
Place apples in a steamer basket and add to pot. Steam for 10 minutes. Remove from water.
Cool to room temperature and toss with apple pie spice.
FOR APPLE PIE BATTER
Cream butter and sugar in bowl of stand mixer fitted with a paddle attachment until fluffy
Add eggs and mix until just incorporated.
Mix flour, baking powder, and salt in small bowl.
Slowly add to mixer and beat on medium speed until combined.
Add cream and mix until smooth.
Set aside until ready to bake.
FOR APPLE PIE
Preheat oven to 350°F. Place 1/2 cup apple pie batter on top of pie crust, spread until smooth. Top with apples and remaining apple pie batter.
Cover with foil and bake for 40 minutes. Remove foil and bake 20 more minutes, until golden brown.
Cool to room temperature before serving. If desired, top pie with sliced almonds and dust with confectioners’ sugar once cooled.
This recipe has been converted from a larger quantity in the restaurant kitchens. The flavor profile may vary from the restaurant’s version. As a reminder while preparing this recipe, please supervise children who are helping or nearby.
Sid Philips is a father of two and a loving husband. He currently resides in Pennsylvania and has been a fan of Disney since his parents took him there in 1980! Sid has visited multiple Disney parks around the world and loves each one!
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